This is from a reliable source:
After a single complaint by a single secular humanist, the Bible will be purged from thousands of hotel rooms in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands and Norway.
The Bible will no longer be available at more than 130 Scandic hotels in ten countries.
Scandic has already begun removing the Bible from its rooms.
The whole sad process began with a complaint by a guest who had found a Bible in a drawer in his hotel room. He wrote to Mona Andersson, the head marketing executive at Scandic hotels. She wrote back [my translation]:
“Thank you for your e-mail and your views. Yes, we have traditionally had the Bible/New testament available at our hotel rooms. But all religions are welcome at Scandic so as of today we encourage all our hotels to remove the Bible from their rooms. The Bible will be available at the reception as a service for our guests.
The original text (in Swedish) can be found at http://www.humanisterna.se/huminfo_1_2007.pdf
Isn’t it interesteing what ONE single e-mail can do? One person writes to Scandic hotels to complain that he’s found a Bible in a drawer (oh no!) and whoosh – they’re gone forever. No more Bibles, no more comfort. All in the name of politically correct tolerance.
Mr. Olle Nordahl, Swedish head of the Gideonites, the organization who places free Bibles in hotel rooms all over the world, is devastated.
[my translation:] – We distribute Bibles because we know people are helped by it. People find comfort and support by reading the Bible.
Scandic claims that instead of a Bible in every room they will now have a set of Christian, Jewish and Muslim books available for their customers at the reception. But Mr. Nordahl feels this is not the same:
– It’s the spontaneous reading of the Bible in one’s darkest hour that helps the most. The Bible should be available at your room, not in the reception. Who’d walk down to the reception and wait in line to read the Bible, Mr. Nordahl asks.
…and it continues. Please check out this blog here